Very old cochin Hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Tongiechick, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Tongiechick

    Tongiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a very old cochin hen named Lula that i love quite a bit.

    since it is only 3 degrees here in Tonganoxie kansas i have put my chickens in the basement. Just a few minutes ago i notice Lula had some blood on her foot. She "went to the bathroom" and all it was was a cloudy white liquid. i inspected her more closely a saw that one of her back toenails has almost been completely ripped out. she is about 5 years old now and i am very worried! please help if you can! I don't know what to do.
     
  2. Tongiechick

    Tongiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    her foot is bleeding enough it is levying smudges on the floor
     
  3. chickenlver2013

    chickenlver2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Use baby powder to clot the bleeding. It works wonderfully. I had an experience where I clipped my chickens wings too short and he started bleeding badly so I applied a load of baby powder on his wing and it dried the blood and clotted it and it stopped bleeding almost immediently
     
  4. Tongiechick

    Tongiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    im also worried about the actual tonail it is so loose it is bent under the foot and she is limping is there anything else i can do
     
  5. Tongiechick

    Tongiechick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you for your help

    I got it cleaned up with warm water and it turns out it was not as bad as it seemed
     

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